Greetings! I'm Rebecca, a licensed psychologist with more than 5 years experience in private practice and 10 years experience providing counseling. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, legal problems, and personality disorders. I also helped many people who have experienced physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse. My practice is quite diverse, as I enjoy learning and growing in different areas of psychology.
My approach to therapy incorporates various theoretical orientations, but with underlying Rogerian principles of client centered treatment. What does that mean? Rogers highlighted the therapeutic relationship as a fundamental key to therapy. Values include empathy, unconditional positive regard, and congruence/authenticity. Therefore, initially in therapy I strive to get to know you, the client. Moreover, I want to learn about your goals for therapy, and how we can collaboratively reach those goals. Based on your goals, I incorporate applicable theoretical orientations such as cognitive behavioral therapy, which explores the way one’s thoughts and feelings impact their behavior; or a similar approach, rational emotive therapy, which identifies self-defeating thoughts and feelings, challenges the rationality of those feelings, and replaces them with healthier, more productive beliefs. I also support behavioral activation, which involves the client regularly scheduling prosocial, enjoyable activities that facilitate coping and improve mood. Our work together will involve both sessions and some homework for you to complete between sessions.
I look forward to working together!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
WI Psychologist 3290-57
Intelligent, compassionate and personable. An amazing human being!
Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Rebecca for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Dr. Flegner is the best. I always wondered what it would be like to have a therapist and I just started with Dr. Flegner about a month ago and I already feel a friendship bond growing with her :)
Written on May 01, 2020 after therapy with Rebecca for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
She’s an amazing person, very kind, understanding, I have tons of respect for her & I really appreciate the help she’s given me these past weeks. Good person & she knows what to tell me & understand situations from the outside in.
Written on May 01, 2020 after therapy with Rebecca for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes